Titus Sicinius Sabinus

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Titus Sicinius Sabinus
Consul of the Roman Republic
In office
487 BC – 486 BC
Preceded bySpurius Nautius Rutilus, Sextus Furius Medullinus (consul 488 BC)
Succeeded bySpurius Cassius Viscellinus, Proculus Verginius Tricostus Rutilus
Personal details
BornUnknown
Ancient Rome
DiedUnknown
Ancient Rome

Titus Sicinius (Sabinus?) A.K.A. - Titus Siccius (per Dionysius of Halicarnassus) was a Roman Republican politician, possibly of the Patrician branch of an otherwise Plebeian gens Sicinius,[1] during the beginning of the 5th century BC. He served as Consul of Rome in 487 BC, serving together with Gaius Aquillius Tuscus.[2][3][4]

Family Origins[edit]

The Sicinius gens has been traditionally known as a plebeian family although it also had a singular Patrician branch of which it is likely Titus Sicinius belonged. He is the only member of his gens to ever rise to the office of Consul of Rome. Although no other members of this gens, almost all of whom were Plebeian, rose to that high office, many were later to go on to become significant members in the Patrician-Plebeian struggles that dominated the mid to late republican period.

Biography[edit]

During the consulship of Sicinius and Aquillius, wars were waged against each of the Volsci and the Hernici. Livy says that Sicinius was given leadership against the former, and Aquillius the latter,[2] although Dionysius of Halicarnassus suggests they were both involved in each war.[5] Dionysius also records that Sicinius was awarded a triumph for his victory over the Volsci, and an ovation against the Hernici.

Sicinius served later as a legate under the command of Marcus Fabius Vibulanus in 480 BC.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Les gentes romaines, S, Sicinia Archived 2009-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Livy, Ab urbe condita, 2.40
  3. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities, 8.64
  4. ^ Les gentes romaines, A, Aquillia Archived 2009-04-27 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, 8.64-67
  6. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, 9.12-14

Bibliography[edit]

Smith, William, Sir (2005) [1867]. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. By various writers. Ed. by William Smith. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings on Wood. Smith, William, Sir, ed. 1813-1893. 3 (1813-1893 ed.). Boston: Little, Brown and Co. p. 691a. Archived from the original on 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Spurius Nautius Rutilus
Sextus Furius Medullinus Fusus
Consul of the Roman Republic
487 BC
with Gaius Aquillius Tuscus
Succeeded by
Spurius Cassius Viscellinus III
Proculus Verginius Tricostus Rutilus